So you found your best friend for life and are happy together. Why not spread that happiness to others? Instead of going for the usual date ideas in Singapore, try these, which also give back to society.
Volunteer at a pet shelter
If you both love animals and foresee yourselves having your own furkids in the future. Experience that temporarily by heading to an animal shelter to help care for animals in need.
Visit an old folks’ home
To see a man’s worth, see how he treats the older generation (and animals). You’re blissfully in love, so why not spread your happiness to the older people at the centres by lending them a listening ear or chatting with them? The look on their faces will make your day.
Spend time at the hospital
If you’ve been hospitalised, you’d know there’s nothing cheery about it. So why not make the patients at Tan Tock Seng Hospital feel better? Depending on your skills and availability, you can volunteer to help out at their ad-hoc events, accompany elderly patients for their appointment, lend a listening ear to patients or operate a Mobile Library, among a plethora of other programmes.
Be a mentor
A few places such as Mendaki allow you to volunteer as a mentor for youth. Not only do you get to make a difference in their lives, you also get to share your experiences with your S.O. even if you aren’t assigned to the same group.
Give blood, save lives. Need we say more?
Go abroad to volunteer
If you and your S.O. can take time off work, why not go abroad to volunteer? There are various programmes you can partake in, from helping them build homes to teaching them English. The Singapore International Foundation has programmes in different countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia.
Help out at a soup kitchen
The eye-opening experience at Willing Hearts will make you and your S.O. appreciate having food on the table. Even if you can’t chop an onion to save a life, there are other tasks, such as food delivery, that we’re sure you and your boyfriend can do.
Participate in a charity drive
Every now and then, a few organisations would run collection drives to help the less fortunate, such as victims of natural disasters in neighbouring countries. You can volunteer to help pack or take care of logistics so you can learn to appreciate life and hence, grow as a couple.